Wednesday, May 7, 2008

In a Nutshell

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.

A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight; nothing he cares about more than his own personal safety; is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of men better than himself.

John Stuart Mill

This comes from my file entitled "Things I wish I was smart enough to come up with", not surprisingly that file is quite thick.

1 comment:

King Selfish said...

The European and American Left in two sentences. Not bad for a dead white guy.